Lawyers for Ashley Diamond, the transgender woman suing prison officials for denying her hormones, said they’re “pleased” and “reviewing the new policy.”
Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the writer and activist convicted of the 1981 murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner, claim Abu-Jamal is receiving sub-standard medical care.
The Obama administration weighs in on the case of Ashley Diamond, who said she was denied care when she entered prison after 17 years of hormone treatment, as previously reported by BuzzFeed News.
A judge ruled April 2 that Michelle-Lael Norsworthy is constitutionally entitled to gender reassignment surgery. It is the first time a judge has ordered the state to provide the surgery to an inmate. [Update: California Attorney General Kamala Harris will appeal and has asked the trial court to put the decision on hold.]
Another 300 prisoners were also released when masked gunmen stormed the facility. The incident underscores the degree to which the country’s security forces have collapsed amid months of political chaos and the recent barrage of a Saudi-led bombing campaign.
You haven’t lived until you’ve been arrested!
That was absolutely brutal. This post contains NSFW language.
The national advocacy group UltraViolet plans to demand the release of Tondalo Hall at a rally in Oklahoma City on Monday. Hall is in prison on a 30-year sentence for failing to protect her children from an abuser who was set free eight years ago.
Australian journalist thanks Julie Bishop and her “laser eyes”.
In its final ruling, the court annulled the guilty convictions for Knox and her former Italian boyfriend in the 2007 murder of her British roommate in Italy. In doing so, the sensational case is closed once and for all.
Notorious killer Ward Weaver III was among those falsely reported as released. A technological glitch is responsible for the erroneous notifications.
A New Zealander and two Myanmar nationals will each serve two and a half years in jail for insulting religion after using Buddha’s image on a poster to promote a drinks event.
Kenneth Watson, the judge who recently freed a battered woman from a decades-long sentence for failing to protect her children from her violent boyfriend, has just been appointed to Oklahoma’s parole board. That means he’ll consider the fate of Tondalo Hall, another battered woman who is behind bars.
An angry mob broke into a prison compound in northeast India, dragged out a rape suspect, and beat him to death, according to CNN. Warning: An image in this post is extremely graphic.
Merve Büyüksaraç has been accused by prosecutors of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by posting a satirical poem on her Instagram.
A transgender woman housed in a Georgia prison for men alleges that the state has denied her hormone treatments and failed to protect her from rape, assault, and harassment.
The two women reportedly dressed up in “sexy” police outfits then gave the guards spiked whiskey.
The National Registry of Exonerations reports that 1,541 innocent people have been exonerated in the United States since 1989, with more mishandled cases being revisited by committed legal teams every year. These photos show 15 of them during some of their first moments of freedom.
Une idée originale pour faciliter la réinsertion post-carcérale.
Marissa Alexander was released Tuesday. In November, she reached a deal with prosecutors in which she would serve three years in exchange for admission of guilt to assault.
Joseph Sledge was convicted in North Carolina of stabbing two women. He was cleared Friday and now just wants to go swimming and sleep in a real bed.
Compensation claims for injuries sustained in attacks involving prisoners and staff reached £562,700 last year. That’s the biggest payout for four years.
Dante Martin, the ringleader of a hazing ritual that killed 26-year-old Robert Champion in 2011, was sentenced to 77 months in prison. He is the first of 15 former band members charged in connection with Champion’s death to receive jail time.
It ain’t all rainbows & marshmallow mountains, girl.
A fake news site reported Monday that Yolanda Saldívar, who received a life sentence for killing Selena, could receive early release in 2015. A spokesman with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said it was a false report.
Ces personnes ont été arrêtées pour possession, vente ou production de drogue. Voici les effets de leur addiction année après année.
The 46-year-old will reportedly wear an electronic tag.
Tiny Doo has been in jail for five months because prosecutors say his rap album links him to gang crimes.
Ricky Jackson spent nearly four decades in an Ohio jail because of the false testimony of a 12-year-old boy. “I can’t believe this is over. I’m coming home.”
UPDATE: Leon Taylor was executed early Wednesday morning. He was sentenced to death by an all-white jury in 1999 for murder a gas station attendant in front of the victim’s 8-year-old stepdaughter.